Middlesex County’s Parks and Recreation Department to roll out new electronic picnic grove reservation system

Middlesex County’s Parks and Recreation Department to roll out new electronic picnic grove reservation system

New online reservation system to go live tomorrow, Thursday, April 15,

offers convenient way for those wishing to enjoy our parks to reserve a space

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Beginning tomorrow, Thursday, April 15, Middlesex County’s Parks and Recreation Department will be accepting reservations for picnic groves at nine County Parks via a new online reservation system, with the first reservations available on Saturday, April 24. These picnic groves offer visitors a socially distanced way to host picnics and small gatherings in an outdoor setting.

The parks included in this new reservation system include: Alvin Williams Park in Woodbridge Township; Donaldson Park in Highland Park; Fords Park in Woodbridge Township; Johnson Park in Piscataway Township; Joseph Medwick Park in Carteret; Merrill Park in Woodbridge Township; Roosevelt Park in Edison Township; Thompson Park in Monroe Township; Warren Park in Woodbridge Township. Fees vary for each location and are contingent on the Executive Order in place at the time of event.

“This new electronic reservation system will not just provide a safe and convenient way for the public to reserve picnic groves, but improve visitor experience overall,” said Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios. “With the health and well-being of our employees and community remaining paramount, we encourage residents and visitors to enjoy our public parks while continuing to exercise precautions to keep from contracting or spreading COVID-19.”

To reserve a picnic grove online and view a list of accommodations provided at each grove such as electrical outlets, charcoal grills, shelter, etc., visit http://www.middlesexcountynj.gov/About/ParksRecreation/Pages/PR/Reservations.aspx. A list of rules and regulations for the use of picnic areas will be listed on that page.



Middlesex County is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies, three universities, 18 park systems, and world-class healthcare and research facilities making it one of the nation’s most dynamic regions and a leader in technology, transportation, the arts, and food innovation. As one of the most diverse populations in the country, Middlesex County is home to over 832,000 residents living throughout 25 municipalities and employing nearly 40,000 people. Ranked #1 in the state for best schools, the County offers an award-winning vocational school system, a county college, and workforce development creating a unique ecosystem in which opportunities abound. Conveniently located between New York and Philadelphia, Middlesex County is a leading destination for businesses and residents alike to live, work, and play – and has been since the 17th century. For more information, visit middlesexcountynj.gov and find us on Facebook and Instagram.

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